|STORY BEHIND THE TEA|
A harmonious blend of sweetness, bitterness, richness, astringency and fragrance-this is sencha. It's easy to understand why sencha is such a favorite beverage in Japan, not only for those seeking to quench a thirst, but also for those wanting to sip on something extra special.
In the morning or afternoon, before or after a meal, sencha is the perfect drink to revitalize your mind and refresh your spirit.
For those who want a taste of high-quality sencha at a mid-level price, Sho-ikeno-o is an excellent choice. With the 5 key elements in near-perfect balance, Sho-ikeno-o is the ideal starting point for first-time sencha drinkers, as well as seasoned drinkers who are accustomed to sencha from other tea shops.
Sencha is the most famous steeped Japanese green tea. Developed in the 18th century through new influences from China in literati circles, it has become the staple in Japanese households in all its diversity. It differs mainly from Chinese greens teas during production in the step of 殺青/sassei/fixation, which here is still done in the older way of steaming the leaves. This often gives it a fresh and pleasantly grassy note. The fresh tea of the year is especially valued.